Vibration control? Fact or fiction?

Where do you get the isolation pucks you have on your RME? Thanks

Those are actually the standard feet for the device. I do have some Les Davis Audio vibration pads under each foot.

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Oh I was meaning the one on top of it, I see a lot of people with them and have yet to find out where they get them.

I suspect it is simply a doorstop - a fashion started by Darko, I believe…

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They have nothing to do with isolation and vibration control ( :man_facepalming:), but I rather think I remember them being used to keep light devices in place so the heavy audiophile interconnects (:man_facepalming:) don’t pull them off the shelf.


They actually are supposed to be used for isolation, isolation of the chassis (vibration control) and internal parts of a piece of gear especially if you have tubes (as I do) so I was just wondering where he got it.

Go at it if it makes you happy, but do everyone a favor and don’t tout about it in public fora without any sort of robust proof other than anecdotal evidence, please :heavy_heart_exclamation:


Well being that I was asking the other guy about it and you decided to jump in about it not being an isolation piece leads me to believe that you’re the one who goes off on the rants about them not being an isolation piece. I already own isolation pieces and you haven’t heard a thing from me pushing what I use. So just say your piece and keep it movin :wink:

Please explain…I don’t understand what it’s isolating from what? If you’d said it was damping (vibrations in the casework) that might be clearer.

That is what I mean and stated in my post above the last one :+1:

Taking it further off-topic, I’ve seen vibration testing done on analog measurement equipment of higher sensitivity than typical audio devices.
The extreme accelerations and displacements didn’t influence the measured signal at all but could literally rip parts from the PCBs.

It’s just one of those audio myths, that there’s audible merit in heroic vibrational silencing - unless you’re talking about your typical audio tubes or electromechanical transducers …


My doorstop is exactly as stated, to stop the DME from being pulled around due to rather heavy cables. I’m not going to get into the isolation points as others have, but when my kids get near the table, I fear for my gear so anything to help keep audio gear in place is a big win for me.


Here we go :person_facepalming:

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Clean up on aisle 5 complete!


Having 2 high resolution systems which utilize StillPoints extensively, I am a believer in the benefits of vibration devices. The proof is in the listening. Measurements will never reveal anything. If you don’t hear the effectiveness of StilPoints ( my preference) in your system, it’s because your system is not sufficiently evolved in resolution!


I think of all the money I save by having a low-resolution stereo and it makes me smile.


I prefer to think that I must be deaf or not have sufficiently trained ears.


Ultra-small nano vibrations are nothing to fool with!

Is resolution produced through evolution? Or engineering? The big question.

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……are you sure it’s not because “… your system is not sufficiently evolved in resolution!” :roll_eyes:


The whole resolution insult came fairly quick in this thread, it usually takes longer.

I was waiting for the other shoe to drop, but @garye beat me to it.

@Tom_Bourret, how about posting pix of your systems here? We all like HiFi porn. :sunglasses: